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Concrete Summer - Value Housing under $15, 000

by aelflaed Posted 13th Oct 2007 at 1:24 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2008 at 5:34 AM by aelflaed
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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Looking for a place of your own? Need somewhere cool to spend the summer?

This house is for you! Set on a tiny block, the house has charm and style, without the hefty price-tag. Designed for one or two occupants, there is room for a crowd when party time arrives.

The patio, shaded by a pergola, is a pleasant spot for entertaining, or take the ladder up to the roof for more space. Inside the front door you will find all the necessities - separate lounge room, dinette kitchen, and the upstairs toilet in the hall. Spiral stairs, let into the wall cavity, lead down to the bedroom and ensuite. The high-set design of the house allows plenty of daylight into the basement. The plaster finish is a bit shabby, but adds insulation to the rooms for those hot siesta hours.

The yard has been planted, but is designed to be low-maintenance, so you can concentrate on the important things - partying, studying, getting that promotion...

Notes for Players:

The Concrete Summer has been playtested for 7 days.

1 double bedroom
1.5 bathrooms
Basic furnishing for two sims.

This is another in my series of cheap housing designed for students. However, the house requires no EPs, thanks to Numenor's Basegame Starter.

The house can be played from a single vantage point, and the basement can be seen clearly without panning. Check out the screenshots below.

If you already have Marvine's spiral stairs, you shouldn't need the ANIMS package below. If you don't, or if you find your sims don't use the stairs properly, please download the animations package, here or on the original thread.

Building cheats have been used in this construction, so altering some fixtures may cause problems. If you want different flooring on the main level, it is best to use floodfill. If you move the basement windows or the spiral staircase, they won't like to go back, so just be careful.

This is the first house uploaded using my Sunnyside templates, with the sunshine at the front of the lot. Makes better pictures!

Enjoy the summer...

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 13, 895

Custom Content Included:
- Plaster wall by Holy Simoly
- Simple Spiral Stairs - Right turn by Marvine
- Terra Floor by Eliadene
- Independent Expressions Single Tall Window by MaryLou
- Invisible Floor tile by moonlight_muse
- Burgundy Tile Wall by Holy Simoly
- Just a ladder by marvine
- Worn Wall by Komosims
- Birch Tree Shrubby by khakidoo
- Shrubby recolour by khakidoo
- Independent Expressions Privacy Window- Double by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Standard Window Double by MaryLou
- Stucco Tile by vic42
- Stair Animations by marvine

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Andi8104 and MaryLou for the original mini lots.

My Sunnyside lots are here:

Numenor's Basegame Starter Pro:

Thanks to MTS2 for hosting my buildings, and to all the other creators who let me use their creations freely.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 6:59 PM
wow! great lot for a desert!!! thx!!!
#3 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 8:34 PM
A cute, weatherworn-looking house! Thanks,
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 12:05 AM
you have such nice 1x1 Homes. I Honestly Wish I could Live In these :D

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 9:38 AM
I really like your small, under 20k houses. They're very useful as well.

From out of time and place,
I'm a girl with the elven grace.
Before you knock on the door,
Don't forget to look at the mirror.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 3:05 PM
Very nice summer house! Thank you,great job :*
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 5:23 AM
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! <3 Love It!

If you're not saying what's on your mind,
you're as good as dead!
Wiki Wizard
#8 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 8:31 PM
Nice lot, thanks:D

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 12:59 AM
I love this house! It's fun to play as is, and also really interesting to mess around with when your sim gets a little money.
Thanks so much.
Original Poster
#10 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 1:30 AM
Thanks, everyone!

Camping Stove, I'm glad you are finding the house useful as a base for your own ideas - enjoy!
#11 Old 23rd Nov 2021 at 8:09 AM
Very cool.